plight (one's) troth to (someone)

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plight (one's) troth to (someone)

To bind oneself to someone in marriage. This archaic phrase, still sometimes used in modern writing for stylistic effect, employs the obsolete words "plight" ("to pledge") and "troth" ("truth"). There are some practical matters that people rarely consider when they decide to plight their troth to each other. I'll plight my troth to whomever I so please, Mother—the decision is not yours!
See also: plight, troth

plight one's troth to someone

to become engaged to be married to someone. (Literary or jocular.) I chose not to plight my troth to anyone who acts so unpleasant to my dear aunt. Alice plighted her troth to Scott.
See also: plight, troth
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Somewhat shame-faced, I admit to never visiting the castle's state apartments or chapel where Prince H plighted his troth to an American actress, and whose nuptials were swiftly followed by the wedding of his cousin, Eugenie, to a rich young man.